Celebrate Christmas at the Sonnenalp

The Sonnenalp Hotel is one of the best resorts in Colorado, and our Christmas Eve and Christmas Days dinners are always beautiful and extravagant. Celebrate the holiday with buffets at Ludwig's featuring seafood, sushi, salads, carving stations, desserts and more.

If you decide to spend the night, you can also take advantage of the indoor/outdoor heated pool and whirlpools, a spa treatment, and all sorts of other outdoor activities.


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LUDWIG dining room with tables and chairs

Christmas Eve Dinner

Dec. 24, 5-10pm
$175 adults, $75 children (6-12)

Children under 5 free, tax and gratuity not included
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Christmas Day Dinner

Dec. 25, 1-8pm
$175 adults, $75 children (6-12)

Children under 5 free, tax and gratuity not included

Christmas Buffet Menu

Soup & Salads

DIY Salad Bar

Artisan Greens, Arugula, Spinach, Cucumber, Cured Tomatoes, Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Lemon Dressing, Honey Mustard Dressing

Frisée Salad Smoked Bacon, Hardboiled Egg, Shaved Red Onion, Sherry Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad Pomegranate, Candied Pecan, Honey Mustard Dressing, Haystack Goat Cheese

Toasted Barley Salad Mushroom, Parmesan, Parsley, Lemon Vinaigrette Ginger Spiced Pumpkin Soup Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Oil Wild Mushroom & Chestnut Bisque White Truffle Oil

Artisan Cheese, Meat & Bread Display

Regional & European Cheese & Cured Meats
Chutneys, Grapes, Dried Fruits, Crackers
Bread Display
Whipped Butter, Cured Tomato & Goat Cheese Butter, Black Pepper Butter Truffle Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil

Carving Station Chef Attendant

Roasted Christmas Goose Blackberry-Port Jus

Slow Roasted Beef Ribeye Red Wine Braised Shallots, Black Truffle Jus, Roasted Garlic Crust

Seafood Station

Chardonnay Poached Prawns, Snow Crab Claws, Crab Legs, Fresh Oysters

Shallot Pepper Mignonette, Bloody Mary Sauce, Thai Chili Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Lemons, Tabasco

Tuna Tataki w/ Truffle Yuzu Emulsion Avocado Puree, Peak Farm Micro Coriander

Charred Salmon Tataki w/ Ponzu Emulsion Fresno Chili, Sesame Rice Cracker Dill Cured Atlantic Salmon Horseradish Cream, Pickled Onions, Arugula Maine Lobster Salad Champagne Jelly, Cucumber Salsa
Bay Nantucket Bay Scallop Ceviche Poblano, Lime, Tequila

Smoked Rainbow Trout Blini, Caviar, Crème Fraiche Spicy Tuna Cone Wasabi Aioli, Sesame

Smoked Salmon Tartare Dill Crème Fraiche, Smashed Avocado, Tomato Relish

Table Side Passed Station Chef Attendant

Pan Seared Jumbo Prawn Butternut Squash Puree, House Cured Bacon, Herb Butter Sauce

Bountiful Harvest

Herb Crusted Striped Bass, Citrus Butter Sauce, Blistered Tomato Vinaigrette Five Spiced Honey Glazed Country Ham
Wild Boar & Potato Gnocchi, Root Vegetables

Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli, Brandy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream, Pecorino, Basil Boursin Cheese Whipped Potato

Charred Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Bacon Honey & Cumin Glazed Baby Carrots & Pearl Onions


Chef Irma’s Assorted Mini Desserts Cotton Candy Machine

Ice Cream Station